Regional Dining Guide - 20
The owners of The Basil Tree Ristorante, Dixon, restored this beautiful building by hand.
Basil Tree Ristorante: Elegant Italian Dishes, Old World Ambiance

Restaurant Profile: Meet a family of Chicago restaurateurs who serve up delicious Italian dishes in a beautifully restored Dixon building.

Ian Robbins moved to Illinois from England, with his mother, in the 1980s.
The Hope & Anchor: English Pub Dishes Up Bloody Good Fare

Restaurant Profile: Discover a unique English-style pub that transports its guests across the pond, and embraces the history of its familiar location.

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Goldmoor Inn: Elegant Setting and Fabulous Food With a View

Restaurant Profile: Discover a Galena-area retreat that’s turning heads from the likes of CBS Chicago and Yahoo! Travel – and discover what makes this bed-and-breakfast a dining getaway, too.

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Cronies Grill: ‘Good Food, Good Friends, Good Times’

Restaurant Profile: Homemade food and a comfortable atmosphere are just the start for a restaurant that encourages diners to spend time with their ‘cronies.’

Costa’s Restaurant, in Byron, Ill., is a true family business. Owners Saro and Robin Costa often recruit their two daughters, Adrianna and Antonina, for kitchen duties. Saro’s parents help, too.
Costa’s Italian Ristorante: Where Old Family Recipes are Treasured

Restaurant Profile: Like many Italian-Americans, family is everything. Meet a restaurant owner who takes that to heart, with homemade food and a welcoming atmosphere.